Ok, no offense to the other topics in Chalk Talk's glorious past, and no disrespect to the previous (and illustrious) community editors of the past, but this week's Chalk Talk is a good one for the logical and creative alike.
As the vibrant dawn of a new age of consoles breaks over the horizon, rumors, specs, and speculations begin to slowly cast their lengthy shadows across the realms of our digital lives. Though information is sparse, and more questions arise daily, gamers have begun scavenging for whispers of truth as old grudges fade into obscurity and new lines are drawn in the forlorn ashes of the fanboy burns and taunts of old.
Yet, imagine if you will, a new age of perfection: One console, pristine and magnificent, destined to rule them all. Imagine a console without fault, glorious in gameplay, with features capable of uniting the world in a utopia of pixelated splendor. Image, if you dare, a console worthy of the gaming gods themselves.
What would this console be called? What features would it include? How would it be played? What games would highlight its release and why would it be successful when others have failed?
If you could design the perfect console for the next generation, how would you do it and why? Be as imaginative, idealistic, or as logical as you please and remember to have fun!
Your assignment (and personal favor to me) is to write up an editorial focusing on what would make the perfect game console and why?
The deadline to have your entries submitted is Friday, March 22nd by 2:00pm PT. (I know, this is crazy quick, but if you have time, please write something up and let me know you've posted it via email or with a link to your work below.)
Also, for all of you aspiring writers out there, getting featured in the Chalk Talk is the quickest way to earn a soapbox emblem! So get to it! Oh, and check out the new GameSpot endorsed writers union here.